DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:55 P.M.) – A number of rebel tanks and BMP’s have been retaken by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) as government forces imposed full control over Zabadani, a strategic junction town near Lebanese previously used by the SAA to smuggle weapons to Hezbollah, an allied paramilitary group operating across the border.

The footage below also shows the border town of Zabadani largely leveled to the ground due to years of fruitless clashes which culminated in an evacuation deal that had thousands of insurgents leave for Idlib province last month:

Rebel militants from Ahrar Al-Sham, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and several Free Syrian Army groups agreed to leave all their vehicles behind and bring with them only light weaponry to the rebel heartland of northwestern Syria.

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Dr. James Padgett
Dr. James Padgett
2017-04-20 20:12

Wonderful news!